Saturday at the Maryland State Fair (Timonium), 5-year-old Lagi Lagi “pulled up lame” in the 3rd race and was subsequently “vanned off” (Equibase). Tuesday, I received this email from an eyewitness at the track:
“I watched the race and then went to get in my car with my children and I saw [Lagi Lagi] get trailered off and they drove right past me and backed up to what I now know is the “death pit” and bam he was dead just like that. I heard and watched him drop like a ton of bricks. I was literally 25 feet away with my two daughters. I’m still devastated and think I always will be. So will my children. The poor horse was dripping sweat. No one shed a tear for him. Just disposed of like trash.”
This is horseracing.